Friday, June 4, 2010

REVISITED: Artwork at the 95th Terminal

I posted a photo of this artwork at the 95th terminal back in August 2009. I finally noticed this information with regards to it a while back. Recently decided to take a picture of it.

The mural displayed in the 95th Street station was commissioned by the Coalition for Developing the Ninety Fifth Street Corridor as part of their participation in the CTA's Adopt-A-Station program. Created by local artist Katie Flowers, the mural incorporates many businesses and community groups that comprise the neighborhood served by the station.

The artist, whose influences include the Harlem Renaissance movement, science fiction and the surrealist movement, believes the mural is relevant to the community's 95th Street Beautification project. Painted in an organic manner that also symbolizes the theory and study of certain insects, the mural refers to the manner in which insect communities are created from the inside out and how this development assists us in maintaining fresher air, cleaner water and a cleaner environment.

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